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Calendar of Events

Ongoing Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Take a nostalgic ride on two Victorian-style locomotives. “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive, is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South; “Vinny” is a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. The trains run seasonally Fri., Sat. & Sun. round trip between downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Grapevine to the Stockyards run departs at 1 p.m. and arrives in the Stockyards around 2:15 p.m. The return trip departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m. and arrives back in Grapevine about 5:45 p.m. The hour-long Trinity River Fun Run leaves from the Stockyards at 2:45 p.m. Pricing varies, see web site for details. For information, 817-410-3123,, Grapevine station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, noon-4:30 p.m. 140 E. Exchange Ave.

Ongoing The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. See history and nature with stunning IMAX cinematography and audio. This month’s showing include Dunkirk, Born to Be Wild, A Beautiful Planet, Dinosaurs Alive, Journey to the South Pacific, Jerusalem, Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West and Tornado Alley. REEL Adventures is back with Harry Potter. Dust off your favorite house robes, drop your name in the Goblet of Fire and dabble in a few tournament activities before enjoying Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in the Omni Theater, an IMAX® dome. For complete list of show times, 817-255-9540, 1600 Gendy St.

Ongoing The Fort Worth Zoo. This home to nearly 7,000 native and exotic animals is ranked the no. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide. Admission $14 13+, $10 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Half-price tickets are available every Wednesday. Open 365 days a year! Hrs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily 817-871-7050, 1989 Colonial Pkwy.

Ongoing The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces, paintings and sculptures, dating from antiquity through the 18th century, include Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony and Caravaggio’s Cardsharps. Visitors will also see antiquities from Greece, Rome and Egypt. Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the north galleries. Admire Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. The permanent exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Ongoing Fort Worth Stockyards Historical District’s Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive. Twice daily, herders dressed in 19th-century cowboy gear drive 15-17 head of cattle down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Bldg. or across the street near the Stockyards Visitor’s Center. Free. Times 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. No cattle drives on major holidays. For more information, 817-336-4373, Along E. Exchange Ave.

Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s World Trade Center Beam Exhibit. This 9/11 tribute exhibit features the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. The beam is a full-façade panel that once supported the three floors (101-103) that were located just above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The artifact, one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been able to trace to the exact location in the structure, is the focus of a permanent exhibit. Free admission. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, 1600 Gendy St.

Ongoing Public tours at Kimbell Art Museum. Join knowledgeable docents for regularly scheduled tours focusing on the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Permanent Collection: Wednesdays, 2 p.m., Sundays, 3 p.m. Architecture Tours: Two Buildings, One Museum Saturdays, 2 p.m. No reservations are required. Admission is required for nonmembers to visit paid special exhibitions: $18 adults, $16 seniors 60+, $16 students with ID, $14 children 6-11, children under 6 are free. Museum Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s reimagined exhibit, DinoLabs. Who knew you could find dinosaurs in your own backyard? DinoLabs and DinoDig® bring the fascinating story of dinosaurs discovered in North Texas to life with full articulations of dinosaur skeletons native to the region and a dig site replicating a local paleontological field site. Filled with cutting-edge technology and treasured artifacts from the Museum’s paleontology collection, this updated exhibit will enthrall, entertain and engage. $15 Gen. Ad., 12+. For more information, 817-255-9300, 1600 Gendy St.

Ongoing The Christian Arts Museum. The Christian Arts Museum showcases “Inspirational Art,” including a three dimensional, full-size exhibition that recreates Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper. Free admission. Hrs. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, 817-332-7878, 3221 Hamilton Ave.

Ongoing The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. See more than 2,000 artifacts about the remarkable women that shaped the West. Hrs. Tue.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Open on Mon. during Summer and Stock Show only. Closed for major holidays; see web site for details. Admission  $10 13+, $8 seniors 60+, $8 children 3-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. For more information, 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, 1720 Gendy St.

Ongoing Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. This 3,621-acre refuge is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980 and offers special events, educational programs and naturalist-led nature hikes. Admission $5 adults, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Hrs. Refuge 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: hours vary for special events. See web site for details. For more information, 817-392-7410, 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.

Ongoing Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Stroll through this 109-acre park of trees and flowers, then to the greenhouse, cafe and the waterways. The main gardens are free & open daily from dawn until dusk. A small fee is required for the 7.5 acre Japanese garden, which is open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and offers tours that take about an hour. A small fee is also required for the conservatory, which is open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5510, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

Ongoing Fort Worth Trinity Park. The Log Cabin Village living history museum depicts the lifestyle of pioneers who settled this area in the mid-to-late 1800s. Admission $5 adults 18+, $4.50 children ages 4-17 and 60+, $4 groups of 10 or more. Free for ages 3 & under. Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5881, 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.

Ongoing Grapevine Farmers Indoor Market. Shop local and eat healthy with locally-grown produce and products. The market features a variety of vendors of home decor, collectibles and more. Open Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Town Square Gazebo. Free admission. For more information, 817-527-7446, 520 S. Main St., #203, Grapevine, TX 76051. 

Fridays & Saturdays Four Day Weekend comedy. This six-member comedy troupe in downtown Fort Worth weaves audience participation, videos and music into their improvisational skills. The talented cast has created the longest-running live show in Fort Worth’s history. Tickets $20. Ages 18+ are welcome. Performances Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. For information, 817-226-4329, 312 Houston St.

Every Sunday The Cowtown Opry performs on the steps of the Historic Livestock Exchange Building in the Fort Worth Stockyards celebrating the rich musical legacy of Texas and the American West. Free to the public, 2 p.m. 817-366-9675. 131 E. Exchange Ave.

Through Sept. 23 Sister Act at Artisan Center Theater. Sheer jubilation as an Abbey of nuns bravely venture into a world of soul music. Shout, “Hallelujah!” as an entertaining lounge singer, hiding from thugs, disguises herself as a nun and surprisingly turns a timid convent choir into a divine, power-house of harmony. Performance times and prices vary. For more information, 444 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst, TX 76053.

Through Sept. 24 Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog at The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. This exhibit transports visitors to the world of Clifford, Emily Elizabeth and all of the residents of Birdwell Island. Like tourists visiting Birdwell Island, guests begin their journeys to the exhibit aboard the Birdwell Island ferry, complete with seagull sounds and clanging ship bells. Children take the captain’s seat and steer the ship’s wheel as visitors disembark and enter the world of Clifford and Emily Elizabeth: included in the price of admission. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, 1600 Gendy St.

Through Sept. 24 Stage West Theatre presents, The Royal Society of Antarctica. A young woman seeking to understand her mother’s disappearance joins the ranks of a ragtag group of misfits and scientists who serve at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Amidst janitorial duties, never-ending daylight, and subzero temperatures, this lonely and rugged bunch find an escape from the world and a home for each other. A striking and luminous story about why we run away and what happens when we finally face what we’ve been running from. Performance times and ticket prices vary. For more information, 817-784-9378, 821/823 W. Vickery Blvd.

Through Oct. 8 The Amon Carter Museum of American Art exhibition is Abstract Texas: Midcentury Modern Painting. This exhibition presents the work of some of Texas’s most significant contributors to mid-twentieth century modernism—Jack Boynton, Ben L. Culwell, Seymour Fogel, Michael Frary, George Grammer, Robert O. Preusser, and Donald Weismann. Although geographically isolated from the progressive cultural environments of New York City and Los Angeles, these artists pioneered their own abstract styles that reflect their independent ambitions within the Lone Star State. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Through Oct. 14 Grapevine Farmers Outdoor Market. Eat healthy with locally-grown produce and products and shop local at the Grapevine Market that features a variety of vendors offering home decor, collectibles and much more. Open Thurs.-Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free Admission. For more information, 817-527-7446, 325 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.

Through Nov. 11 Lone Star Murder Mysteries presents Fallen Angel. Rebecca Angel has been murdered! Apparently our “angel” has fallen on hard times and intends to climb back up any way she can: committing bank robbery, blackmail, even double-parking her horse. It also seems her little black diary reads like the National Enquirer – and all the secrets are out! $59 per person for entertainment and dinner. For more information, 817-310-5588, 816 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.

Through Dec. 28 “The Ultimate Octonauts Experience” at the Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium. Explore the amazing world of The Octonauts, the team of undersea adventure heroes from the hit animated TV series. Take part in underwater missions to save the world’s oceans, while getting up-close with new and exciting sea creatures that include lionfish, hawkfish, angelfish and more. Visitors will explore a mysterious cave with Captain Barnacles and sound the Octo-Alert to light up amazing creatures living inside. Join Kwazii on a thrilling chase to reclaim his long-lost treasure and rescue a runaway crab. Help Peso cleanup the coral reef and protect its creatures, then step on-board the Gup-E for an unforgettable photo opportunity. This special event is included in the price of admission. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tickets $15 adults, $12 children 3-12. For more information, 877-819-7677, 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy., #525 Grapevine, TX 76051.

Through Dec. 31 Donray Traveling Exhibits at the Arlington Museum of Art. This exhibit demonstrates the majesty of Western American landscapes, birds, and performers. Donray’s technique captures the beauty of the natural world while commenting on the silent danger that exists out in the open or secluded spaces. For more information, 201 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.

Through Jan. 14, 2018 Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden exhibit at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art. North Texas photographer Dornith Doherty has traveled the globe for more than a decade to construct a visual meditation on the planet’s botanical diversity by showcasing the work of international seed banks and sharing the pure aesthetic pleasure of seeds and their transformations into plants. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Through Feb. 18, 2018 Hugh the Hunter exhibit at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art. A fitting companion and contradiction to the celebratory exhibitions Wild Spaces, Open Seasons and Caught on Paper, the film Hugh the Hunter engages with contemporary issues of race, class, and the practice of hunting. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Through March 25, 2018 The Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents the exhibit Darryl Lauster: Trace. Texas-based artist Lauster (b. 1969) created ten fragmentary Carrara marble tablets and carved phrases in them using a font reminiscent of the ones used on monuments. The blocks of stone seemingly speak essential truths—such as language from American founding documents, various militias and splinter group manifestos, and parts of the inscription on the Statue of Liberty—uniting fundamental phrases intended for entirely different purposes and obscuring their original meanings. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Through Sept. 2, 2018 Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 34 is at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Amon Carter has commissioned a large scale, site-specific installation of more than eighty miles of multicolored thread by internationally celebrated Mexican born, Dallas based artist Gabriel Dawe. Words cannot do justice to the transformative power of Dawe’s sculptural marvels, which he weaves from thousands of thin strands. They look like frozen light and Technicolor vaporous mist, drawing attention to the majestic architecture and natural light of the museum’s Atrium. Admission free. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Through Sept. 9, 2018 The Sid Richardson Museum’s focus exhibition, “Frederic Remington: Altered States,” tells the provocative story of three of his paintings from the museum’s collection that were altered after completion. One demonstrates a change made by Remington, one demonstrates fraudulency and one remains a mystery. The exhibition explores the ways in which scholarship and scientific conservation methods contributed to the discovery of those alterations. “This focus exhibition is for anyone who loves a mystery,” said director Mary Burke. Visitors can also examine two different castings of Remington’s bronze “The Rattlesnake.” “Frederic Remington: Altered States” runs concurrently with the “Legacy” exhibition. “Legacy” depicts the clash of cultures of the 19th century American West, conflicts among cowboys, soldiers, explorers and Indigenous Americans during westward expansion. Hrs. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Free admission and free tours. Free valet parking in Sundance Square. For information, visit or call 817-332-6554. 309 Main Street in Sundance Square.

1,2,8,9,15,16,22,23,29,30 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum hosts the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Reserved box seats & VIP $24, Gen. Ad. $19, seniors 60+, $14 & children 3-12, $10. 8 p.m. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.

1,2,3,8,9,10,14,15,16,17,23,29,30 Free Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington. Performances under the stars offering live family friendly fun. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and refreshments. No glass bottles please. Showtimes vary. For more information and full lineup, 100 W. Abram St., Arlington.

2,9,16,23,30 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District-Cowtown Coliseum hosts Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. Family friendly entertainment. Box seats $18, Gen. Ad. $15, seniors 60+ $11 & children 3-12, $8. Performances 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.

21 Celebrity Lecture Series, When Rocks Attack: Defending the Earth from Asteroids at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Enjoy an out of this world evening with astronaut and planetary scientist, Dr. Tom Jones. He will explain the hazards of an asteroid collision with Earth, what technologies we may use to protect our home planet and how to turn the asteroid hazard into valuable resources to boost our economy and our exploration of the solar system. Admission is free, but reservations are required. 7 p.m.,, 817-255-9300. 1600 Gendy St.

21-23 Oktoberfest Fort Worth at Panther Island Pavilion. This authentic German celebration with just a touch of Cowtown style has authentic German food, biergartens, music, dancing, and Dachshund races; and don’t forget about the Spaten and other fall and Oktoberfest craft beers! New in 2017, midway rides. For more information, Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.

22 Billy Bob’s Texas-Cole Swindell. Tickets $20, $30 & $35. Performance 10:30 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

22-Oct. 22 Bus Stop at Theatre Arlington. In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and it appears the weary travelers are stuck with each other until morning. This sentimental and charming American classic will touch your heart and your funny bone. Appropriate for ages 12+. Performance times and ticket prices vary. For more information, Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.

23 Southwestern Classic Football-Arkansas vs. Texas A&M at AT&T Stadium. The annual AdvoCare Classic kicks off the college football season this much-anticipated matchup. Kickoff at noon. For information and tickets, One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.

23 Party on the Porch returns to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art for the third year from 6-10 p.m. with more sound, more food and more Fort Worth! The community is invited to attend this free event with art, live music, food trucks and cash bars. The live music kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with the self-styled “AmeriTonk” sound of the soulful country artist Summer Dean followed by the Matt Tedder Trio, whose music blends classic rock, blues and modern folk. Headlining Party on the Porch is Green River Ordinance with their grounded sound of country, rock, pop and folk. For more information about parking and accessibility, call 817-989-5030 or email 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

23 Fort Worth’s Flying Saucer hosts the eleventh annual benefit bash for the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Charity beginning at 7:30 p.m. The premier Beatles Tribute Band, A Hard Night’s Day leads this year’s bash again and will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the album release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Dr. Omar Selod founded PMR Charity to provide financial assistance to those who cannot afford to pay for their medical needs. The Fort Worth branch of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), one of the oldest running professional service organizations in the U.S., puts this benefit together. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For advance tickets, go to 111 E. Third St. at Commerce.

23-Nov. 26 Misty Keasler’s Haunt exhibit at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Thirteen themed haunted houses across America make up the imagery. A driving force behind this series, which depicts interior rooms and exterior scenes, is that the subject matter takes photography to its spooky edge. Tickets $10 adults, 13+, $4 students with ID & seniors 60+. Free for children 12 & under and Modern members. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-9215, 3200 Darnell St.

27-Dec. 31 Casanova: The Seduction of Europe at the Kimbell Art Museum. This exhibit explores the 18th century across Europe through the eyes of one of its most colorful characters, Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798). The exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information, 817-332-8451, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.

29 Billy Bob’s Texas-John Anderson. Tickets $16 & $25. Performance 10:30 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

29-Oct. 1 Beauty and the Beast presented by Texas Ballet Theater at Bass Performance Hall. See this tale as old as time live on stage! A malevolent curse transforms a prince into a frightful beast until a magical red rose and the love of a headstrong woman revive him. Performance times vary. For more information, 817-212-4280, 525 Commerce St.

29-Oct. 22 The Addams Family at Runway Theater. The show is based upon The Addams Family characters, created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. Performances 8 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. Ticket prices $22-$25. For more information, 817-488-4842. 215 North Dooley St., Grapevine, 76051.

29-Feb. 4, 2018 National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. Constance Jaeggi, rancher and world champion cutting horse rider, presents her debut exhibition of fine-art equine photography Aspects of Power, Light and Motion in the Cowgirl’s Anne W. Marion Gallery. In 21 large-format, black-and-white photographs, Jaeggi focuses on the horse as a dynamic being while capturing its sense of motion in a still frame. She uses light and shadow to sculpt each scene to accentuate the individual personality of the horse. She takes the horses out of their natural environment to photograph them without halters or means of restraints in the indoor studio on her ranch, the J5 Horse Ranch in Parker County near Weatherford, Texas, the cutting horse capital of the world. She titled each photograph to reflect the personality of the horse or horses featured. Hrs. Tues.- Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. $10, $8 ages 3-12 and 60 and older. Free to younger than age 3 and members. For information, visit or call 817-336-4475. 1720 Gendy St., Fort Worth.

30  Free Yoga in Sundance Square Plaza, every other Saturday. All levels are welcome. Presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA. Class 8:30 a.m. For more information, Downtown Fort Worth.

30 Fairytale Ball 2017 “One Magic Night” at Artisan Center Children’s Theater. Boys and girls will feel like princes and princesses as they dine with Princess Snow White and a few other mystery friends. Children will get a sneak peek of the 2018 season of shows and dance the night away with their favorite fairy tale characters! This is a fundraising event and all proceeds will benefit the Artisan Children’s Theater 2018 season. 6-8 p.m. For more information, 444 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst, TX 76053.

30 Billy Bob’s Texas-Billy Currington. Tickets $20 & $40. Performance 10:30 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.